Notes for Raymond Earl Rodgers: [Br°derbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from M through Z, Date of Import: Apr 14, 1997, Internal Ref. #220.127.116.11237.161]
Individual: Rodgers, Raymond Birth date: Jul 18, 1892 Death date: Mar 14 1967 Social Security #: 720-03-9095 Name and Birthplace of Father: John A. Rodgers - Kansas Maiden Name and birthplace of Mother: Minerva Ferguson - Iowa Citizen of what country: USA Last Occupation: Ret. Telegrapher Number of years: 8 Years Name of Last Employing Company: Santa Fe Kind of industry or Business: Railroad Armed Forces: World War I Married at time of death to Nellie Gray (Lawrence) Rodgers Spouses last occupation: Saleslady Last residence: 2475 Lawrence St. San Bernardino CA 92404 Lenth of Stay in County of Death: 25 years Length of stay in California: 25 years State of issue: Calif. Cert No. 3600 1078 Book 232 Pg 561
Certificate of death obtained. Died of Volvulus of small intestine secondary to bowel infarction of a portion of small intestine. Approximate interval between onset and death 48 hours
Other significant conditions: Total Laryngectomy due to Cancer of Larynx, 1959, with subsequent...?
Wow, that's a lot of information, I'm so excited to read it! As far as the above goes, I don't have anymore records as I had been a member of Ancestry.com at one point, and was not able to print grandpa's Draft record. It was very small writing printed from microfiche. It did say his point of induction was in Virginia. Since I could not figure out why he would be in VA, I may have assumed he was related to the John Rodgers Navy family - which are from the VA area. Maybe some of the relatives of the Rodgers' Navy family were also related to "our" Rodgers. I wish I could remember!
You're right as far as Minerva's place of birth, I remember now that it was Iowa.
I'm sorry but my memory escapes me.┬ Grandpa, (Raymond Earl Rodgers) told me he was born July 18, 1892.
I fit into the Rodgers family because my father, Ronald Gene Rodgers, is your dad's half brother. Raymond Earl married Nellie Mae Foulkes somewhere along the line. Again, the records I have/had were lost when my ancestry.com subscription expired.┬ I found lengthy records on the Foulkes family though, going back several generations.
I just spoke with my mother on the phone. She said my grandparents, Earl and Nellie, moved from Oklahoma City to Chicago for a short time, then to Needles, CA. From there they moved to San Bernardino. She also said she had met Minerva after she and my dad were married┬ (1947), and she had come to CA for a visit after my brother was born in 1949.
Earl and Nellie had 3 sons.┬ My dad was the eldest, being born 4/15/1928 in Oklahoma City I'm pretty sure. I did find census records on them living there, including your father as living with them at the time. Their second son (3 years younger I think) was Dale Edwin Rodgers, also born in Oklahoma City. Robert (Bobby) Keith Rodgers was the youngest son. I think your dad can find out from Bobby, the birth dates on Dale and obviously, him. Bobby is quite a bit younger than my dad and Dale, and the only living sibling, other than your father.
I know your dad lived with them off and on as I remember my dad telling me they had been pretty close as kids. I'm assuming your dad's mother may have been ill. My dad was "thrilled" when yours contacted him after they had lost touch for so many years.
My father (Ronald Gene Rodgers) married Anna Marie Ferrell on 1/26/1947 in San Bernardino. My brother, Ronald Charles Rodgers, was┬ born in Loma Linda, CA on January 9, 1949. I was born in San Bernardino on July 16, 1951.
My brother never had any children and passed away on 12/02/01. I have 3 sons. Two by my first marriage, and one from my second marriage.
Let me know if you want me to elaborate anymore on my own branch.
The pictures you sent didn't come through, can you please send them again as an attachment? I would LOVE to see them!
My mom said grandpa Rodgers sister, Maude, had a son who committed suicide. She didn't know what his name was.
My dad, Ronald Gene Rodgers, passed away on 6/07/04. He and your dad looked an awful lot alike and, their voices are nearly identical.
Please stay in touch and let me know what else you find out!
P.S. Did you call me on the phone? Someone called the other day and left a message on our answering machine asking for Sharon Rodgers-Lord, but left no message. No one ever asks for me by that name so it really surprised me.
More About Raymond Earl Rodgers: Date born 2: July 18, 1891544 Date born 3: July 18, 1891544 Date born 4: July 18, 1891545 Date born 5: July 18, 1891546 Date born 6: July 18, 1891547 Date born 7: July 18, 1892, KANSAS.548 Burial: March 17, 1967, Montecito Memoral Park, died 7:25 AM. Died 2: March 1967, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States of America.549 Died 3: March 1967, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States of America.549 Died 4: March 14, 1967, Fontana,California.550 Died 5: March 14, 1967, SAN BERNARDINO.551, 552 Employer: Santa Fe Railroad, 8 years. Fact 7: March 14, 1967, Social Security #: 720-03-9095.553 Fact 8: Last residence: 2475 Lawrence St., San Bernardino CA. 92404.553 Fact 9: State of issue: RR.553 Fact 12: WW 1. Occupation: Ret. Telegrapher. Other-Begin: Oklahoma City.554, 555 Residence 1: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.556, 557 Residence 2: Moved from Chicago to Needles Calif. Residence 3: Moved from Needles, Calif to San Bernardino. Residence 4: Moved from Oklahoma to Chicago for a short time.. Residence 5: 1900, Pierce, Lawrence, Missouri.558 Residence 6: 1920, Oklahoma City Ward 2, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.559 Social Security Number: 720-03-9095.560, 560, 561 SSN issued: Railroad Board (Issued Through).562, 562, 563
More About Raymond Earl Rodgers and Nellie Gray Lawrence: Marriage: February 07, 1920
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